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Logan Paul scripted series scrapped after YouTube video controversy

Logan Paul’s original series for French digital-media company Blackpills has been permanently mothballed.

The decision by Blackpills to cut ties with Paul comes after the popular YouTuber posted a video during his trip to Japan on Dec. 31 that included footage of a person who had apparently died from a suicide — and Paul joking about it. After a widespread backlash, Paul deleted the video and apologized. That didn’t stem the tide of criticism and on Wednesday YouTube suspended its business deals with Paul.

Under the Blackpills deal, Paul had been tapped to create, write and star in a short-form original series for the mobile-focused service.

“Logan Paul’s previously announced project with Blackpills is no longer in development and Blackpills will not be pursuing it at any time in the future,” the company said in a statement to Variety.

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